With all the star power that piles up for the Tony Awards, here’s an announcement apart from the big show.
Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon will open in May, after the Tony season, in “Frankie and Johnnie in the Clair de Lune.” The idea is to celebrate the 80th birthday of playwright Terence McNally.
McDonald has won a record 6 Tony Awards for musicals and plays. Shannon is a two tune Oscar nominee who’s starred on Broadway and off Broadway in different productions. The director of this production is Arin Arbus, daughter of the late Alan Arbus, half sister of photographer Amy Arbus, and not the daughter of Diane Arbus. (Her mother is someone else.)
These are two “names” who should be able to sell out the limited summer engagement run. Looking to forward to seeing these guys on stage.